Delhi weddings tend to span across a few days, and these few days, more often than not, involve a lifetime of dancing. While we may start off on a high note with our highest unchi wali heels, reality brings us down pretty darn fast.

Our saviour in this time of need? Juttis. Pretty ones in gold, silver, pastels; embellished with sequins, beads, pom-poms and brocade. And here’s where we can be found shopping for them.

Needledust

One of our all-time favourites, Needledust does juttis in a range of pretty pastels with fun prints such as umbrellas and birds, apart from the most sought-after florals. We love the colours and the finish so much, we’re willing to go off budget {they start at INR 2,700 a pair} to get a pair from them.

They also keep juttis for little girls in case you want to match with your little one and be the cutest pair at that wedding.

Fizzy Goblet

Photo courtesy: Fizzy Goblet

Photo courtesy: Fizzy Goblet

Fizzy Goblet was one of the first brands to contemporarise the jutti and succeed {spectacularly, too}. There’s gota patti, beads and lots of metallic. And if that doesn’t suck you in, check out their latest range by Payal Singhal; we’re loving the peacock print for this season.

The Shoe Garage

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Photo: Sarang Gupta/LBB

The Shoe Garage has a ginormous variety of juttis, starting from the basic ones in plain colours with a subtle gold outline to ones touched up with tinkling ghungroos {our favourite}, brocade block-printed ones and printed ones. They’re all padded and are as comfy as they can be. They start as low as INR 1,100, and are making shaadi shopping just that little bit easier for us.

Indian August

Photo courtesy: Indian August

Photo courtesy: Indian August

Taking a break from the norm, Indian August in Noida puts a different spin on juttis—they do hand-painted ones in vibrant colours. Choose from floral prints, peacock feather prints, pretty motifs and an Indian-ised version of chevron. Very arty.

Hyde Out

We were amazed to see that Hyde Out at Santushti Complex {there’s one next to Khan Market, too} has juttis starting at INR 600. If you seek bling, you’ll get it here, and if you seek muted glamour, you’ll get that here too. While you’re here, you may want to invest in a basic pair of golden wedges—they’re one of the comfiest we’ve come across.

Jutti Choo

Photo source: Jutti Choo

Photo source: Jutti Choo

Much like the name suggests, this brand is all about quirk; we love their Garfield juttis and Tweet Feet juttis, and are definitely wearing oone of them to the next mehndi we’re invited to. If you want to keep it traditional, they also have some very pretty {without being OTT} ones with floral and paisley motifs.

Mouve

Photo courtesy: Mouve

Photo courtesy: Mouve

If you’re a Fabindia junkie, Mouve is the brand for you. They do fabric block-printed juttis which almost look like they’re made from your favourite kurta {we say this in a good way}. Choose from indigos, mustard yellows and broody blacks. You’ll also come across a lot of tie and dye and bagru prints.

Janpath

Photo: Sarang Gupta/LBB

Photo: Sarang Gupta/LBB

The last three shops of the Tibetan Market before the main Janpath market begins have walls full of juttis of every colour, size and style. You’ll find slip-ons, pointy ones, plain ones and yes, dressy ones. There is one common design all the shops keep; a muted gold and black one. Prices start at INR 500, and you can rest assured they’re using good leather.

#LBBTip: Dilli Haat often has a few stalls with a wide variety of juttis. We’ve spotted ladybird-printed ones in the past, and have been on the hunt for them ever since. Let us know if you see them. And if all else fails, Paharganj.

Featured photo source: Fizzy Goblet